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Formato: Formato Kindle
This is the story of Erica Sparks, a news reporter that once had a career, made some mistakes and is now trying to re-invent herself, having lost her previous career, her marriage and custody of her 8yr old daughter Jenny. She is a recovering alcoholic, and this is what basically led to her downfall in the first place.
She lands a job at a network station, an up-and-coming cable network news station that could be her break, and on her first assignment, an interview with one of the royals, hits journalistic pay dirt when a ferry crashes right in front of her, and she is in the thick of it, not only reporting, but caught on camera trying to save lives.
What follows is a story that is a bit up and down in pace with another major incident that gives Sparks another major bit of journalistic credibility, and she is suddenly broadcasting gold.
The story could have been really good from here, but there are a few issues that drag it down. First (and this is the ironic bit) is that it's all in ‘first’ person perspective (ok, so mildly funny?) This in itself is not drastically bad, it's just that it isn't written overly well. I'm not saying I'm the world’s best writer, I'm just saying that the way this book is written makes it difficult to read.
Secondly, the dialogue, both between the characters and the constant inner prattle she has in her own head, is not exactly great either, and this drags the overall quality of the book down as well.
These two could have been overlooked if the story had been a really good thriller, however, you know very early on who is responsible, the author tells you, and it's not for some amazing plot twist, it's just there, and it kind of ruins the story. I got to the end and wondered what was the point?
I will give it that it had some strong female characters, which was nice for a change. There was some decent work on Erica’s character, her past and struggles. There was some quality sections in this book, and that’s what was disappointing, the high quality in some chapters, and the poor quality in others.
I mean overall it is a bit of escapism, the entire purpose for reading, but it could have been a lot better.
I wouldn’t normally pick something like this up (as per a lot of my other reviews), but I was a huge fan of the Newsroom, and for some reason, thought it might have the same appeal.
I hope that if there is another in the series that it isn’t in the first person, and that the dialogue is a bit better, not so day time tv, and with a little more strength to it. It would be good if the plot was stronger also and not revealed so early to make it a bit more interesting. This would make the series a lot more enjoyable.